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Wednesday, 04 September 2013
FSC invites you to comment on our ‘Theory of Change’, our ‘Intended Impacts’ and other related indicators.

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A Theory of Change (ToC) and the concept of defining an ‘impact chain’ is a way of describing the effectiveness of projects by mapping out the underlying assumptions about how they lead to an intended change. For FSC, this means: how do our efforts improve the environmental, social and economic management of forests?


A ToC is regarded as the basis from which organizations can identify their intended impacts and consequently for systematic impact assessments. FSC’s ToC is not a strategic plan, but the process of developing FSC’s ToC will help us to articulate FSC’s intended impacts, their contribution to wider sustainability goals for the forest sector, and the related pathways and supporting strategies required to achieve FSC‘s mission of ‘promoting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests’.

Please click here to access the documents and the feedback form.  If you have any problems openning the links, please email Marion Karmann at m.karmann at fsc point org, and you will receive them as attachments. 

The deadline for submitting comments is 20th October 2013.

For details of all consultation currently open, please click here.


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